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GORIZIA GUITAR ORCHESTRA

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A spectacular group of guitars that was founded in 1990 thanks to the enthusiasm and friendship that unites its members.

Over the years, the orchestra has established itself on a national and international scale, offering concerts in many Italian and foreign cities (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia and Montenegro, Estonia, Finland) and winning three first prizes in international contests.

The orchestra currently counts among its members the best guitarists from the entire region of Italy and has been directed since its foundation by maestro Claudio Pio Liviero, recently appointed Knight of the Republic for artistic merit by the president of the Italian Republic.

The Gorizia Guitar Orchestra has published four Compact Discs with the titles: "Cavatina", "Vida Breve", "Aranjuez" and - recently - "Italian Concerts", which includes the most famous concerts of Vivaldi and Giuliani.

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MATEO CAMISASSA

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French guitarist and recent winner of the 1st prize at the Villa de Petrer international guitar competition, one of the most prestigious competitions in the guitar world.

A young promise who is sweeping all the competitions he enters and impresses with her technique and musicality. A virtuoso that we will have the pleasure of listening in Cadaqués.

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ROGER TAPIAS

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Born in Barcelona, ​​he studied music at the Municipal Music Conservatory in Barcelona with Joan Furio, where he earned a degree in Superior Professor of Guitar. He completed his studies with teachers like David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, José Tomás, Stefano Grondona, Alex Garrobé and Manuel González, but especially with Mr.Alvaro Pierri at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, in Vienne where he obtained a Master Certifcate in Classical Guitar.

He has performed as soloist, with orchestra and chamber groups in Spain, Europe and United States. In his career he has won several awards in national and international competitions and has made ​​recordings for radio and television. 

In 2003 he was selected  to participate in the Youth Institute 2003 concerts, where he performed in several circuits of classical and contemporary music all over the country, emphasizing the concerts for the International Music Festival in Segovia and  in the Theatre Conde Duque in Madrid. In 2003, he received a scholarship from the Society of Artists and Performers AIE  to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston (USA).

Currently combines his concert activity with teaching; Roger Tapias teaches guitar at the Conservatory of Music  Isaac Albéniz in Girona.

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MARCEL TORRES

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Marcel Torres is a young guitar talent. Born in Girona, he studied music at the Barcelona School of Music and accompanied by the advice of the maestro Àlex Garrobé, he specialized in the interpretation of classical and, above all, contemporary music.

An enormous interest in all styles of music leads him to define an eclectic artistic profile. He is nourished by the worlds of jazz, modern music, electronic music and improvisation with the help of musicians such as Dani Pérez and Agustí Fernandez.

This last 2018 year, he participates in collective projects such as the Opera Brúndibar del Teatre lliure with the Barcelona 216 Orchestra, the improvisational concert directed by the Esmuc Ensemble in the Auditori or the cycle of concerts "Silenci, fem música" of the Museum of Music of Barcelona.

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SAM BALLESTER

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He began his musical career in Alt Emporda, Girona. He continues in Granada where he shares studies of flamenco guitar, classical and jazz, and of musical language, harmony and improvisation receiving classes from teachers such as Emilio Maya, Pepe Armilla or David Defries.

He develops his activity as a flamenco guitarist, in the area of ​​Cabo de Gata (Almería), forming part of several groups and duos, such as Ivy’enco or Tiznao Flamenco, and collaborating with various artists, who help him incorporate elements of other musics.

He has two jobs; “Two nights in Cabo de Gata” (guitar and sax) and “Munich” (Tiznao flamenco), and the soundtrack of a documentary (“El camp dels ninots”).

It is part of the Colombine Collective, with two works premiered: “The Treasure of Colombine”, adaptation of a story for primary schools, and “Sueños de Carmen de Burgos”, a flamenco theater directed by dancer and choreographer Candi Román.

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EKATERINA ZÁYTSEVA

Ekaterina Záytseva is a Spanish guitarist who grew up in Russia and has been living in Spain for more than a decade, where she teaches and keeps developing her professional career. Her great ability to communicate with the audience makes of her recitals remarkable events of cultural life and a must-go at the Catalan capital, Barcelona.

Her academic musical training in the most renowned institutions of Moscow, Barcelona and The Hague combined with her inborn talent, fine taste and hard work allowed her to enter the small circle of female interpreters recognized as true masters of the Spanish guitar.

She has won many awards, including the Comarca el Condado in Jaén, where she received the title of the Best Interpreter of Andalusian Music. Ekaterina Záytseva is also a member of the projects Barcelona 4 Guitars  and Dúo del Mar, the latter with the flamenco guitarist Marta Robles.

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IZAN RUBIO

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Izan Rubio is an outstanding Catalan guitarist who has been awarded with different prizes at international music competitions such as the Certamen Miquel Llobet in Barcelona, the Corelli-Savarez Chamber Music Competition in Austria, the Valle Laghi Guitar Competition and Festival in Italy, and at the International Guitar Festival Ciutat d'Elche, among others.

He has performed in emblematic locations of Catalan geography and has been scheduled by renowned festivals and organizations, as a solo musician and as a member of the Salzburg Guitar Trio. He has also been invited to Catalunya Ràdio, Canal 33 or TV programs such as Essaig General, Notes de Clàssica, La Sonora and Ben Trobats. Currently combines his concert activity with teaching; and is part of the teaching staff at the Sabadell School of Music and Conservatory of Music.

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DUO ARPEGI - François Ragot & Nathalie Mengual

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Nathalie Mengual and François Ragot form the Duo Arpegi. A duo that approaches with great pleasure the repertoire that combines the powerful sound of the guitar and the warm and vibrant sound of the cello. Plucked and rubbed strings reach our souls with passion.

The first album of the Duo Arpegi has just been released "Arpeggiata" by the label "Nostrum Duo" and invites us to share sensations and emotions.

François Ragot is a cellist and artistic director of "Mare Nostrum Musicae". he studied at the Perpignan Conservatory and at the Royal College of Music in London, he obtained the "Post Graduate Diploma" and the "Ivor James Prize". Back in Catalonia, he was the principal cello player of the "Orquesta del Empordà" until 2001.

Since 2012 he has directed the Canet-en-Roussillon Regional Symphony Orchestra and is invited to conduct other major orchestras around the word. As a musician, he is the soloist cellist of the GIOrquestra de Girona, he is invited to play as a soloist with many orchestras around the world and as a teacher, he teaches cello in France, Spain and lately at the Hanoi Conservatory (Vietnam).

Nathalie Mengual is a guitarist and studied at the Perpignan Conservatory of Music and later she perfected herself at the Montpellier Conservatory, where she obtained the Diploma of guitar and chamber music teacher. She has studied baroque guitar and theorbo and in 2018 she obtained the Instrumental Pedagogy diploma at the Toulouse Higher Institute of Applied Arts.

DUO MARCEL TORRES & GLÒRIA VILA

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Two young talents from Girona with extensive musical training.

With the warm voice of singer Glòria Vila and the guitar talent of Marcel Torres, they suggest a varied repertoire, with beautiful songs and melodies arranged by themselves.

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